The xA makes an excellent second car. It has easy access, great visibility and a high seat position. Its sound system rivals the one in my Avalon. It has smooth shifting up and down. Its overall gas consumption is currently at 32+mpg around town. The air conditioning can "run you out." This is a really fun car to drive!
We are senior citizens and the ease of access as well as reasonable gas mileage and reliability are important to us. It's everything an SUV is not.
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